African record for reefer lifts

30 June 2020 | Infrastructure

Maersk made history last weekend at the Port of Walvis Bay when they broke their own African record for reefer lifts on a single vessel.

Reefers are containers that carry refrigerated cargo, like citrus, meat and fish.

A record of 334 live (full) reefers were lifted at the Port of Walvis Bay when the Santa Rosa docked at the offshore container terminal in Walvis Bay on 21 June, executive for commercial services at Namport, Immanuel !Hanabeb, announced.

Maersk and Safmarine accounted for 1 326 of the 1 763 reefers – also a new record, beating previous record of 1 244.

Santa Rosa sailed from Walvis Bay carrying of 1763 live reefers primarily filled with South African fruit, beating the previous record of 1 682 set by Maersk Lebu.

The vessel is a 300m container ship built in 2011 and sailing under the flag of Denmark. It arrived from Port Elizabeth en route to the Port of Algeciras, Spain, where it is expected to arrive on 1 July.

Louis Coetzee, Maersk port captain for Angola and Namibia, thanked the Namport team led by Adolph Egumbo for the assistance provided in breaking an African record and for being part of maritime history.

He also expressed his gratitude for a job well done and exceptional productivity levels achieved.

The Port of Walvis Bay continues to play a significant role in regional trade as the key gateway and transhipment port of choice.

This can be attributed to location, exceptional productivity levels and the seamless logistics that the port offers as well as Namport’s capacity to deliver on the customer satisfaction promise, !Hanabeb said.

Similar News

 

Toekenningsproses van huise bevraagteken

4 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Omaruru Lede van ’n groep inwoners van die enkelkwartiere op Omaruru, het die kantoor van die goewerneur genader om verskeie klagte onder...

Louw ­re-elected as CLOF chairman

4 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Martin Louw (Macs) was re-elected as the chairperson of the Container Liners Operators Forum (CLOF). Armando Legner (CMA-CGM) was elected as vice-chairperson and Waldi...

Namport updates Covid-19 procedures

4 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay port captain Lukas Kufuna announced some changes to the Covid-19 induced rules pertaining to foreign seamen on Friday. Kufuna said since the State...

New container terminal goes live

4 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay's new container terminal went online on 24 August, with RDO Favour being the first container vessel to dock at berth 11. The...

Sustained price increases for homes in Erongo

2 weeks ago - 12 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The FNB House Price Index posted a contraction of 2.7% y/y at the end of June 2020, compared to contractions of 5.6% and 3.7% y/y...

House prices soften

2 weeks ago - 09 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The second quarter FNB Residential property report highlights the fact that the House Price Index was down 2.7% from the second quarter of 2019 to...

Namport’s new container terminal going strong

2 weeks ago - 08 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay Namibia witnessed the inauguration of Namport’s new container terminal (NCT) constructed on 40 hectares of reclaimed land at a cost of...

Millions unaccounted from MULSP

2 weeks ago - 06 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The councillor for Walvis Bay urban constituency Knowledge Ipinge says he will institute legal action against the municipality of...

Mines contribute towards safer roads

3 weeks ago - 02 September 2020 | Infrastructure

In an effort to aid road safety, CNNC Rössing Uranium and Swakop Uranium have spent N$200 000 on the installation of Stimsonite road studs over...

Shack Dwellers finally reap fruits of their labour

1 month - 09 August 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay •[email protected] Members of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) were in high spirits on Saturday.The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of houses...

Latest News

Girls cricket action at the...

18 hours ago | Sports

Walvis Bay •[email protected] practicing contact sports has been allowed after the end of the State of Emergency, more sporting events are expected to start at...

Golf with a heart

18 hours ago | Sports

The Nedbank for Autism Golf Series will commence this weekend, aiming to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Association of Namibia. The event which...

Covid screening and isolation facility...

20 hours ago | Health

Walvis Bay Sanlam handed over an 8-bed Covid-9 screening and isolation facility to the ministry of health and social services in Walvis...

Architecture inspires art

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund The Fine Art Gallery’s latest selection of paintings showcases how modern artists are reflecting architecture.The collection encompasses everything from simple farmhouses...

Nashawn enjoys ‘ghost voice’ experience

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] radio personality George “Nashawn” Marenga says that he enjoyed his experinience of being the “ghost voice” at the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle...

Prosecutor bribed

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Crime

Swakopmund • Erwin Leuschner A Pakistani national on bail for human trafficking and rape, and a Walvis Bay police officer were arrested...

Erongo region records four...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 77 new Covid-19 positive cases, 51 recoveries and two Covid-19 deaths. Shangula said...

New lift for at Antonius...

1 day - 24 September 2020 | Local News

Finally, after five decades, the lift at the Antonius-Residenz old age home in Swakopmund has been replaced by a modern elevator. The new elevator officially...

Fresh and popping hits for...

2 days ago - 24 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] is the month that will be remembered for the end of the State of Emergency. It will also go down as a...

Load More